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Modern Languages & Literatures
The Russian Cinema Reader: Volume II, The Thaw to the Present
Academic Studies Press
This two-volume reader is intended to accompany undergraduate courses in the history of Russian cinema and Russian culture through film. Each volume consists of newly commissioned essays, excerpts from English language criticism and translations of Russian language essays on subtitled films which are widely taught in American and British courses on Russian film and culture. The arrangement is chronological: Volume one covers twelve films from the beginning of Russian film through the Stalin era; volume two covers twenty films from the Thaw era to the present. General introductions to each period of film history (Early Russian Cinema, Soviet Silent Cinema, Stalinist Cinema, Cinema of the Thaw, Cinema of Stagnation, Perestroika and Post-Soviet Cinema) outline its cinematic significance and provide historical context for the non-specialist reader. Essays are accompanied by suggestions for further reading. The reader will be useful both for film studies specialists and for Slavists who wish to broaden their Russian Studies curriculum by incorporating film courses or culture courses with cinematic material. Volumes one and two may be ordered separately to accommodate the timeframe and contents of courses.
Prokhorov, A. V. (2013). The Diamond Arm. Brilliantovaia ruka. Rimgaila Salys (Ed.), The Russian Cinema Reader: Volume II, The Thaw to the Present (pp. 114-126). Academic Studies Press. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/asbookchapters/83